Dead Woman Walking: A Novel (Hardcover)
In Dead Woman Walking, from master of suspense Sharon Bolton, the sole survivor of a hot-air balloon crash witnesses a murder as the balloon is falling.
Just before dawn in the hills near the Scottish border, a man murders a young woman. At the same time, a hot-air balloon crashes out of the sky. There’s just one survivor. She’s seen the killer’s face – but he’s also seen hers. And he won’t rest until he’s eliminated the only witness to his crime. Alone, scared, trusting no one, she’s running to where she feels safe – but it could be the most dangerous place of all...
About the Author
SHARON BOLTON is a Mary Higgins Clark Award winner and an ITW Thriller Award, CWA Gold Dagger and Barry Award nominee. Her books included the Lacey Flint novels: Now You See Me, Dead Scared, Lost, and A Dark and Twisted Tide. She lives near London, England.
“Criminal, policeman, victim: Bolton plays the three sides of her triangle deftly against the middle, delving into their pasts and presents but hinting at a future readers can only guess at…guaranteed to provide its share of chills.”
-- Kirkus Reviews
"A take on the chase genre that is decidedly original. The satisfactions of a Bolton novel are many. Her plots fit together like a beautifully made jigsaw... the end could not be more satisfying. [Dead Woman Walking] is bursting at the seams with narrative, setting, and a complexity of character."
-- Mystery Scene Magazine
"The plot will become unsettlingly twisty, but the author is an expert guide, taking readers on an exceptional and memorable adventure."
-- Shelf Awareness
“Bolton's done it again, writing a terrifying, fast-paced, twisty thriller that will surprise you, reveal after reveal.”
--RT Book Reviews (4 stars)
"Dead Woman Walking is thrilling and suspenseful. You will remain glued to its page until you finish it. It’s a necessary crime thriller for those who love crime thrillers."
--Washington Book Review
“Bolton, the column has told you before, is beyond praise. It’s hard to say that this is her best ever, considering the level she simply lives on, but it does do a lot of what she knows how to do, and that’s just about everything in several subcategories that she seems to enjoy braiding together just to show everybody else in this line of work that it’s possible. Psychological suspense, plain brutal murder and a cross-country chase, police procedural . . . what else would you like? An extraordinary coincidence establishes the basis for all that follows in this novel, but that scene is so thrilling in the reading that it feels simply inevitable.” – Sullivan County Democrat